Fokker E.II

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Fokker E.II
Fokker EII WNr 257.jpg
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Fokker
First flight July 1915[1]
Introduction Sep 1915[2]
Primary user Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg Germany
Number built 23[2]-45[3]
Wingspan 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in) [4]
Engine 100hp Oberursel U.I rotary
Armament fixed sync. IMG08/15
Ammo 500 to 550
Crew 1
Max Speed 130 km/h (81 mph)[5] to 140 km/h (87 mph)[3][4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:00[5][4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 15:00[4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 30:00[5][4]
Ceiling 3,500 m (11,500 ft)[5]-3,700 m (12,000 ft)[4]
Endurance 1:30 [5][4]

The Fokker Eindeckers were not famous for their flying qualities, they were made famous by the first synchronized gun deployed on a fighter and by the new combat tactics that innovation allowed. The E.III was by far the most numerous type, with 249 to 282 of them built and accepted of the 415 overall. E.I's first arrived at the front in July 1915 and were followed by Fokker E.IIs and III's in August. They had an immediate impact, both in valuable fighter training for many German pilots and on the enemy air corps, whose pilots complained they were "Fokker Fodder". By mid-1916 the Eindeckers had met their match in planes like the Nieuport 11, DH2, and FE2b, but fortunately for the German pilots there were intermediate replacements like the Halberstadts before the arrival of the game-changing Albatros D.I-D.III.

In comparison to the E.I, the E.II had the more powerful 100hp Oberursel U.1 engine and it had an extended starboard cowl cheek for the cylindrical ammo canister. The wings were smaller, which increased its speed, but it was also reportedly harder to fly. The undercarriage was somewhat taller and the cabane pylon was shorter but more substantial.[1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Fokker E.II.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q3-16Q1 XD B 9 8 5

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bruce'65, p.6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gray, p.82.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Grosz'02, p.32.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Lamberton, pp.218-219.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Gray, p.86.
Bibliography
  • J.M. Bruce, Profile Publications 38: The Fokker Monoplanes. Great Britain: Profile Publications, Ltd., 1965.
  • Peter Gray and Owen Thetford. German Aircraft of the First World War. Great Britain, Putnam, 1962, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-809-7.
  • P.M. Grosz, Windsock Datafile 91: Fokker E.I/E.II. Great Britain: Albatros Publications Ltd., 2002. ISBN 1-902207-46-7
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.